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New York Yankees Monday News And Notes: Brett Gardner, Andy Pettitte, Armando Galarraga

Brett Gardner could return to the New York Yankees this week. Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
Brett Gardner could return to the New York Yankees this week. Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The New York Yankees are off Monday before beginning an important early-season series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Here are some Yankees notes from the off day.

Pettitte: "I feel like I’m ready" (with video clips) " Bombers Beat
Andy Pettitte said that he believes he is ready to rejoin the Yankees’ rotation after his most recent Minor League start, in which he permitted five runs (three earned) in five innings to the Pawtucket Red Sox, pitching for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in Rochester, N.Y.

Will Brian Cashman and the Yankees agree?

"I’ll let [Yankees management] let everybody know what we’ve got going on," Pettitte said. "I feel like I’m ready. I feel like I’m ready to go up and I think they’re ready for me to come up. But I guess we’ll just have to wait and see."

Pettitte's under-oath about-face costs him one Hall of Fame vote -- this one - CBSSports
Yankees pitching great Andy Pettitte may have gotten Roger Clemens out of a jail sentence with his misremembering the other day in court. But Pettitte's contradictory testimony cost himself a chance of at least one Hall of Fame vote -- mine.

Gardner could be back Weds or Thurs. - Yankees Blog - ESPN New York
Brett Gardner is on his rehab assignment from his strained right elbow. He could be back for the Rays series. "Maybe by Wednesday or Thursday," Yankees GM Brian Cashman said.

Rumor: Imperfect Galarraga is working out with the Yankees | Bronx Baseball Daily
Former Tigers righty, Armando Galarraga, who became famous for pitching an perfect game that was stolen from him by the first base umpire has been working out in Tampa with the Yankees and could sign with the team soon, according to Augusto Cardenas of Desde el Home, a Venezuelan baseball blog.